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Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Relief Package

The Senate passed and President Trump has said he will support H.R. 2157, a $19.1 billion disaster-aid plan for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods, and California wildfires. The 85-8 vote sends the bill to the House. Trump had previously insisted that the disaster-aid bill provide more funds for detaining undocumented migrants, leading to an impasse with the House. The bill includes funding to assist victims of 2019 tornadoes in […]

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The Week Ahead in Washington | May 3, 2019

The House next week will look to pass a disaster aid package that includes a renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program. House Tackles Disaster Aid, ACA Waivers Disaster Aid: The House leadership next week plan to bring a new disaster aid package to the floor. Communities and federal agencies affected by natural disasters would receive about $17.2 billion in disaster aid under a modified version of H.R. 2157. That would be about […]

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AI Funding in the FY2020 Budget

The federal government is poised to invest roughly $4.9 billion in unclassified artificial intelligence and machine learning-related research & development in fiscal year 2020. The number of AI-related programs has ballooned compared with fiscal 2019. The Defense Department (DoD) plans to allocate $4 billion toward artificial intelligence and machine learning R&D activities in fiscal 2020, a sizeable increase above fiscal 2019 spending levels. The cornerstone of the Pentagon’s AI program, […]

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The Week Ahead in Washington

Next week House Democrats will act on their campaign pledge to overhaul elections, ethics and campaign finance laws, with a floor vote on H.R. 1, their wide-ranging measure on the issue. The measure would expand voting times, registration, campaign finance disclosures, and government ethics rules, and was introduced in response to concerns about conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump’s administration, foreign interference in U.S. elections, and election administration in […]

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